Funeral For A Friend Announce Return With New Single / Album / Music Video / Huge 2013 UK Tour

Continuing our overall theme of trying to back British rock & metal bands wherever possible, here's a substantial piece of British metal news to get things started today; Welsh alternative metal band Funeral For A Friend are gearing up for one of the biggest years in the band's decade plus history to date, with many pieces of news emerging from camp FFAF all at once.

January 2013 sees the release of Funeral For A Friend's brand new album Conduit, which will hit the shelves on the 28th of January 2013. Conduit will be their first album with new drummer Pat Lundy, formerly of fellow British metallers Rise To Remain. The release of Conduit will also see the release of a new single, The Distance, two weeks later on the 11th of February. To go with the single release of The Distance, Funeral For A Friend have released a brand new music video which you can watch at the bottom of this post. 
So what do most bands do when you've got a new album out? That's right, they go on tour. Funeral For A Friend are taking that to the next level by embarking on a twenty three date tour across the whole of the UK and Ireland in support of Conduit. The tour will begin this coming Saturday at Bucks University SU in High Wycombe and run until Tuesday the 19th of February with a show in Birmingham. Then there's a gap before FFAF pick things up again at the start of March, and again in the middle of April. What this means is that the first third of 2013 is going to be very busy in the world of Funeral For A Friend. On board for the majority of the tour are Red Bull Bedroom Jam champs I Divide, along with US bands Such Gold and Major League. Full tour dates listed below:
Funeral For A Friend January 2013 Tour Dates:
Warm Up Shows:
Sat 12th               High Wycombe       Bucks Uni SU         
Sat 19th               Tunbridge Wells     The Forum
UK Headline Tour With Such Gold, Major League & I Divide:
January 2013:
Wed 23th            Belfast               Limelight
Thu 24th            Derry                 Nerve Centre
Fri 25th            Cork                  Cypress Avenue
Sat 26th            Dublin                Fibber Magees
Mon 28th            Cardiff               Clwb Ifor Bach
Tue 29th            Bristol               The Fleece
Wed 30th            Plymouth              White Rabbit
Thu 31st            Exeter                Cavern
February 2013:
Sat 02nd            Bournemouth           Sound Circus
Sun 03rd            Portsmouth            Wedgewood Rooms
Mon 04th            Brighton              The Haunt
Wed 06th            Margate               Westcoast Bar
Thu 07th            Cambridge             The Junction
Fri 08th            Norwich               Waterfront
Sat 09th            Nottingham            Rescue Rooms
Mon 11th            York                  The Duchess
Tue 12th            Leeds                 Cockpit
Wed 13th            Glasgow               King Tuts
Thu 14th            Newcastle             Uni. SU – Venue
Sat 16th            Manchester            NQ  Live
Sun 17th            Stoke                 Sugarmill
Mon 18th            London                Garage
Tue 19th            Birmingham            Asylum
March 2013 (Support TBC):
Fri 01st            Colchester           Arts Center             
Sat 02nd            Northampton          Roadmender          
Sun 03rd            Oxford               Academy  2
April 2013 (Support TBC):
Fri 05th            Southend             Chinnerys               
Thu 18th            Leicester            Academy  2              
Fri 19th            Hull                 The Welly                 
Sat 20th            Wakefield            Warehouse              
Sun 21th            Preston              53 Degrees 
Tickets for the tour cost around £14 plus booking fees (though London may be slightly more). Funeral For A Friend really are taking in every possible corner of the country so get out and support one of the UK's hardest working metal bands as this is a great chance to see them in some venues that they ordinarily wouldn't be playing in. Further updates will be available here at as they become available.

Funeral For A Friend - The Distance (Official Music Video)

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